Nutrition and Wellness Programs
Training Resources, Webinar Archive and Workshops
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Child and Adult Care Food Program
CACFP Online Training
CACFP Child Care Institutions—New Institution Training
CACFP New Institution trainings provide guidance to new organizations on the Child and Adult Care Food Program application process and required procedures. New institutions are required to view each applicable session prior to having their application for participation in the Child and Adult Care Food Program approved. Participating institutions may also benefit from viewing these trainings and use as Refresher training.
Required Webinar Training for New Institutions
- Aligning Menus to 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans
- Cash Disbursements - Form Tutorial
- Child and Adult Care Food Program - Refresher Training
- Documenting Expenses for CACFP
- Feeding Infants (21:58)
- Food and Milk Substitutions: Accommodating Children with Special Dietary Needs
- How to Prepare for ISBE Administrative Review
- Monthly Milk Purchase Estimate - Form Tutorial
- Monthly Profit or Loss Summary – Form Tutorial
- Personnel Activity Report – Form Tutorial
- Child and Adult Care Food Program - Refresher Training
Food Distribution Program
Currently no Food Distribution eTrainings are available. Please check back.
This 2 hour webinar focuses on the Illinois Commodity System, placing the annual commodity order, diversions to processors, Department of Defense (DOD) fresh fruit and vegetable program, and additional monthly processes aimed at teaching better management of commodity entitlement.
USDA Foods and Illinois Commodity System Training
Nutrition Program staff is providing a USDA Foods and Illinois Commodity System Training which focuses on the Illinois Commodity System, placing annual commodity order, diversions to processors, Department of Defense (DOD) fresh fruit and vegetable program, and additional monthly processes to teach better management of USDA foods at eight sites this November and December. Trainings are half day sessions with morning and afternoon sessions offered based on location. Pre registration is required and space is limited, so do not hesitate and register today!
Currently no USDA Foods and Illinois Commodity System Training workshops are scheduled. Please check back for future workshop dates.
Currently no Food Distribution Resources are available. Please check back.
School Nutrition Programs Archived Webinars
- Administrative Review Training Modules – November 2014
- 6 Cent Certification Process and Sample Worksheet Overview – April 16, 2013
- Benefit Issuance and Meal Counting - July 16, 2013
- Certification of Household Eligibility Applications (HEA) - August 27, 2013 Community Eligibility Option (CEO) for Current Participants - March 21, 2013
- FFVP Program Overview and Grant Application Details for SY2013-2014 – February 6, 2013
- Menu Planning for NSLP/SBP - October 15, 2013
- Operational Issues and the USDA Released Interim Final Rule, Smart Snacks in School - December 10, 2013
- Overview of the USDA Interim Final Rule, Smart Snacks in Schools SY 2014-15 - September 6, 2013
- SBP SY2013-14 Meal Pattern Overview - March 28, 2013
- School Food Service Professional Development Opportunities SY 2013-14 - April 24, 2013
Smart Snack Workshop and USDA Foods Technical Assistance
This workshop will provide information about implementing the USDA Smart Snack Regulations for the first two hours of the session time. The remaining time, USDA Foods staff will be available to provide one-on-one technical assistance so school personnel can submit USDA Foods order for SY2015-2016. If you have a computer available, please bring so that staff can assist you complete the online USDA Foods order. Please feel free to come to the entire half day workshop or the part applicable to your job.
- Dates and Locations
Food Handler Training
On Aug. 27, 2013, the Food Handler Training Enforcement Act was signed into law. This law requires all food service area employees or food handlers that work with open/unpackaged foods, food service equipment or utensils, or any food contact surfaces to receive an approved food handler training.
This training requirement includes school food service staff. School food services are classified as being “non-restaurant” facilities. Food handlers working in non-restaurant facilities must complete an approved training program by July 1, 2016. Additional information regarding the Food Handler Training Enforcement Act is available at http://www.idph.state.il.us/about/fdd/FSSMC_FoodHandler_FAQ_V5_07072014.pdf.
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Nutrition and Wellness Programs Division has been approved by the IDPH to provide the training to school food service staff. School food service staff that complete the training and are able to score a passing grade on the required assessment will receive a certificate that is valid for 3 years. All trainings provided by the ISBE Nutrition and Wellness Programs Division will be free of charge to all school food service employees.
PLEASE NOTE: Any food service staff person that has a current Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification (FSSMC) does not need to complete a food handler training. Food service staff that have completed an Illinois approved FSSMC training would have had to pay a $35 fee to IDPH for the Illinois issued certificate. An FSSMC certificate is valid for 5 years from the date of the exam. ISBE is not offering FSSMC classes.
Additional FSSMC information is available at http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/077/077007500C05400R.html and http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/077/077007500C05510R.html. Please contact a local IDPH office for questions regarding the FSSMC requirements and classes.
ISBE has the following dates and locations scheduled for the food handler training. Seating is limited, please register as soon as possible.
Additional Spring, Summer, and Fall dates will be posted as they are confirmed.
Certification and Verification
Gain a solid understanding of the process for certifying and verifying Household Eligibility Applications for school meal programs, including use of the direct certification and direct verification process.
Currently no Certification and Verification workshops are scheduled. Please check back for future workshop dates.
Overview of the Administrative Review Process
School personnel will be trained on the requirements of the administrative review process as required for the USDA School-Based Child Nutrition Programs.
Currently no Overview of the Administrative Review Process workshops are scheduled. Please check back for future workshop dates.
School Meals Menu Planning 101
This in-person training is a BEGINNER level workshop intended to train school food service personnel on the basic meal pattern requirements for meals served within the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.
Currently no School Meals Menu Planning 101 workshops are scheduled. Please check back for future workshop dates. ISBE may be able to accommodate requests for this training for groups of at least 10 districts. Please contact Lindsay Blough at email@example.com with the date, location and the districts that can attend.
This training is designed to assist school food authorities (SFAs) who currently contract or are seeking to contract for school meal services with a food service management company or meal vendor in meeting all requirements associated with the Invitation for Bid and Contract process. Participants will better understand the three-step document submission and review process and receive training in developing Invitation for Bid and contract documents that meet federal and state regulations and statutes.
The training is presented in three separate webinar sessions and participants should try to “attend” all three sessions. All SFAs conducting a new procurement or considering contracting for school meal services are highly encouraged to participate in the training. Participants must be employees of the school food authority (school or district).
Currently no School Meal Service Procurement – The Invitation for Bid and Contract Process workshops are scheduled. Please check back for future workshop dates.
Developing a School Food Safety Plan
Schools that participate in the National School Lunch and/or Breakfast Programs are required by the United States Department of Agriculture to have a HACCP based food safety plan in place. The Developing a School Food Safety Plan workshop will help schools satisfy this requirement by assisting in the revision of a current food safety plan, or in the development of a new food safety plan. Participants will be introduced to the Process Approach, which allows for a more simplified application of food safety procedures. Participants will also receive information on the overall format of a school food safety plan, writing or revising Standard Operating Procedures, and will work with hands-on activities that can be taken back to schools and immediately used in the training of additional food service staff.
Currently no School Food Safety Plan Workshops are scheduled. Please check back for future workshop dates.
Miscellaneous Training Opportunities
NFSMI Training Opportunities
The National Food Service Management Training Institute, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, offers workshops, specialized training, online instruction and satellite seminars/teleconferences on relevant school food service topics. For more information, please go to www.nfsmi.org and click on "Training Opportunities."
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